- Associated Press - Friday, August 22, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Charles H. Beady Jr., the former president of The Piney Woods School, is the new CEO of the Mississippi Food Network.

The Board of Directors of Mississippi Food Network made the announcement in a news release Thursday.

Beady served for 20 years as president of Piney Woods School, one of the country’s only historically black boarding schools. Beady left the school in 2005. The school is located south of Jackson.

Beady has worked for several organizations, most recently as associate director at the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

The Mississippi Food Network operates a food bank in Jackson. It stores and distributes food and household items to member agencies in its service area including emergency food pantries, day care centers, after-school programs and others.